GAPDL chief executive officer Glenn Churchill with project officer Kylie Williams.
GAPDL chief executive officer Glenn Churchill with project officer Kylie Williams. Brenda Strong

Stats show city is going ahead

GLADSTONE projects under construction, committed or recently completed have increased by $1.5 billion since May.

The latest Project Data and Economic Business research shows Gladstone's is growing at a faster rate than any other regional town in Queensland per capita.

GAPDL produces the region's Project Status Report (PSR) monthly, with the July findings being released this week.

GAPDL chief executive Glenn Churchill emphasised with Gladstone being Australia's 21st century industrial city and the diversity that is apparent within the other sectors of the region, the city need to be at the forefront of understanding what is happening and what will happen in the future.

The major increase in figures is attributed to more effective methods of information gathering and reporting practices developed through close working relationships with key project facilitators and major stakeholders.

“The PSR identifies a variety of development projects from proposed industry to residential development and government projects,” Mr Churchill said.

“With Gladstone region's capable economy and proposed addition of more multi-billion dollar industry, it is essential we keep our ‘finger on the pulse' for the benefit of our members and the growth of the region.”



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